Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
ATLANTA – Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has signed a consent order directing United Healthcare Insurance Company, and sister companies United Healthcare of Georgia Inc., American Medical Security Life Insurance Company and Golden Rule Insurance Company, to pay a combined fine of $750,000 for delaying payment on thousands of health claims.
“It is unfortunate that fines must be imposed to encourage compliance,” Commissioner Oxendine said. “Consumers and doctors deserve prompt payment. I will continue to aggressively pursue those companies who do not comply with the law.”
To ensure managed care plans were complying with Georgia law, Oxendine issued a directive in August 1999 that all healthcare plans licensed in Georgia would be required to submit claims data every quarter, beginning with the third quarter of 1999. Based on data submitted through March 31, 2009 by the fined companies, it was determined that the companies were in violation of O.C.G.A. 33-24-59.5 regarding prompt payment of claims.
“My office is reviewing data from other insurance companies, and we expect more fines in the near future,” Oxendine said.
Consumers having difficulty with their HMO or with any insurer should contact Commissioner Oxendine’s Consumer Services Division at 404-656-2070 or 1-800-656-2298 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or they may visit the Department’s Web site at www.gainsurance.org to obtain a complaint form and instructions for submitting it.